Part Time

Subject Area

Business and Management

Course Length

2 Years




Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

HNC Business

Regulatory Body


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Who is this course for?

The course is for people who would like a highly regarded business qualification that focuses on practical skills and knowledge. It will help improve your job prospects within many different types of organisations in addition to providing a platform for further study.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

You should be over 18, have a relevant Level 3 qualification and at least 80 UCAS points.
For example, this might be from a GNVQ Advanced, a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, an AVCE, an NVQ or one A-level pass.

Or if you have appropriate work experience, and are aged over 21, we will also be happy to consider your application.

You will also need a Level 2 in English and maths.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The core units of this course are:

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of contract and Negligence

You will also study a range of specialist Management units including:

  • Business Activities,
  • Personal Development
  • Business Decision Making
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing communication Knowledge and Information

How you will learn

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles such as:

  • Practical and theoretical classroom teaching
  • Library drop-in sessions
  • Directed work with other students
  • Directed private study

Assessments will incorporate workplace knowledge. You may have reports, portfolios, case studies and timed assessments to complete. Each unit is assessed individually and via different means.

Where could this course take you?

After the completion of this course you can progress to employment, a part time HND or to a range of study options in Higher Education. Employment opportunities available include: management, administration, personnel, marketing, accounting, and law.

What costs will you incur?

2016 Tuition Fees: £2000 per year

Other course costs: Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders.

You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied.